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BSJ Daily Briefing 01.05.18: About that ESPN/Patriots story

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Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I wonder how much snow has blown back on my driveway with this insane wind...

  • Well, I had started this whole post about ESPN's piece on the Patriots' power struggle coming and .... then it dropped.
  • And then I finished off my reaction/what I had heard column that I had started in preparation, and now it's 3:30 a.m. and I don't have anything else to add (or words able to form properly).
  • So if you have any questions, pop them in the Q&A I just posted for the morning and we'll get cracking as soon as I get some coffee in me!

And away we go...

CATCHING UP

Patriots

Scout’s Take: How do Patriots match up with rest of AFC playoff field?
Notebook: McDaniels, Patricia will reportedly have full plate of interviews this weekend
Kevin Faulk says Dion Lewis’ success is proof undersized backs can succeed between the tackles

Celtics

Notebook: Jayson Tatum named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month, Celtics fare well in early All-Star returns
Paul Pierce doesn’t want Isaiah Thomas video tribute on his retirement day

Bruins

Brad Marchand and Torey Krug (yes, after his benching) attest: Cassidy pushing right buttons
Live Coverage: Panthers at Bruins — Game postponed due to storm
Completed Q&A: Joey Mac on Bruins

Red Sox

Hot Stove Lunch: If not J.D. for Red Sox, how about Jay? Plus, bold move by the A’s and more

ON TAP

9 a.m.: Live Q&A with Greg Bedard on ESPN's Patriots story.
11 a.m.: Bruins practice, Warrior Ice Arena (McDonald)
7 p.m.: 
Timberwolves at Celtics, ESPN/NBCSB (Robb)

PARTING THOUGHT

Yes .... a T-Rex shoveling snow.

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